Musings on classical Japanese martial arts, or budo.
You now have your first reader. Good luck with the blog.
…Second reader, Ron! Fr. Douglas beat you by a few minutes!
HA!! I’m third! (not really…who can tell though…WHO! MUHAAAhA!)
Do you/would you mind if I plaster your blog over every BB in existence? I think you are on to something here….
Sure, as long as you don’t also stick it on some porno sites. On the other hand, maybe you have something there too…? Nah, DON’T stick ‘em on porno sites. The kinky traffic might overload this server.
Now I have to rethink my posting strategy….BikiniJudokagirlslookingforsparringpartners.co.jp is off limits
I can’t beat that comment!
Excellent musings mate, very useful and insightful, keep em coming.
This blog was forwarded to me by my Sensei, Liam Keeley. If you don’t mind, i’d like to stick around…
Welcome aboard, Dennis. Hope you enjoy it, and feel free to post comments! Wayne
Mr. Muramoto i was wondering if you sold old issues of furyu or had info on your computer from past issues. i am trying to do an article on aikido on the big island . Thank you
I don’t sell back issues right now. After Furyu folded, I had several different “life changes” and right now the back issues that survived are packed away in plastic bins. But if you want more information about aikido on the Big Island, I could point you in the right direction. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Add one more reader … good to see you writing again.
Thanks, Chuck. Hope you can add to the mix!
Wayne Muromoto! Delighted to see your writing again. Thanks!
p.s. though obliged to miss the glossy full page photos …
Yes, and I imagine it would be hard to balance your computer monitor while sitting on a john, as compared to reading a magazine on the throne, but that’s technology, I guess.
I just wanted to drop a note to say thank you for your writings and send hopes that nothing worse than a busy everday life is keeping you from posting. I really enjoy your blog. Stay well!
Matthew, thanks. Yes, it’s been crazy busy at work!!!!
Wayne, I want to thank you for a fantastic display put on at the St. Louis Japanese Festival. I was walking down the path afterwards when I suddenly stopped in my tracks, turned to my wife and said “Wait. Wayne Muromoto? He wrote the Furyu mags I have sitting on my book shelf!” It really is amazing the group Dave Lowry puts together for the festival.
Thank you so much for being there. Oh, and over 400+ forms? Now I understand your love of the tea ceremony… it would take a LOT of caffeine to learn them all.
Thanks for the note. It was really great to work with Dave Lowry and the other koryu guys from different styles. We got along great, I got to compare notes with them, and it was an all around great time, and I’m happy that you enjoyed it…We sometimes wonder if the audience really went away with something or not. It’s all thanks to Dave. He oversees the whole festival events, and in return, he gets a small budget to invite his koryu buds over for a little fun for himself.
I was telling Meik Skoss of koryu books that the 400+ kata seem daunting to learn, but when you figure out the basic body movements, they are actually redoing the same movements only in different situations and packaging, so it’s really a matter of “OK, this time we do it with jutte instead of tessen, but we turn the same way, crank the guy in the elbow the same way…”
It may have been more fun for us than even for a lot of the audience folk. At one point, Meik leaned over to my friend while the others were doing Katori Shinto-ryu and said, “Hey, Clark, why don’t you just yell out, ‘That shit don’t work!’” That could start a war with Katori Shinto-ryu vs. Takeuchi-ryu vs. Toda Ha Buko-ryu vs. Yagyu Shinkage-ryu vs. Shinto Muso-ryu. Unfortunately, some of us are in multiple ryu so I guess we’d have to hit ourselves on the head with the bokken!
Mr. Muromoto, I just wanted to wish you a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year for 2011. I’ve very much enjoyed reading your blog over the last year and look forward to more thought provoking reads!
Thanks for your best wishes! And a Happy New Year to you, too! I hope to post more blogs this coming year!
Great to find you here, Wayne. Best, M
Thank you, too, Matt, for the note. Happy Holidays.
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